Neoteny

Are Asians cuter? Technically, yes, in a way.

Neoteny is the scientific principle of youthful features, which humans are programmed to be drawn to. It can partly explain laws of attraction.

I’m drawn toward cuteness. When I see someone I’m attracted to, I think “she’s cute”. Perhaps I value it more than sexiness or prettiness. These words are difficult to define, but it’s interesting to consider them.

It’s also helpful, when discussing gender relations and dating, to understand exactly what is happening. What are men attracted to? What do certain behaviors and signifiers do to us, subconsciously? I’m thinking about make-up and surgery, baby talk and voice inflections, posture and hand signs, and everything else that happens in social situations. There’s also the issue of how we cultivate our personas and personalities.

Anyway, fascinating vid.